Overall, the gender and age differences in profile pictures are consistent with and support what evolutionary psychology says about the ways in which males and females of different ages advertise themselves to the opposite sex.
After all, it is vital to make a good first impression, and the way in which one grabs the attention of a potential date depends on the way in which you present yourself in your profile.In the first study of its kind, online dating experts Dating Scout investigated the types of features online daters include in their profile pictures. They used an artificial intelligence technique to scan profile pictures for around 6,000 characteristics—for example, facial expressions, pictures featuring animals, and pictures using different backgrounds.To do this, they analyzed over 22 million profile pictures from the U. One finding from this extensive study was gender differences in the ways in which people present themselves. How men present themselves As seen above, many men use pictures of themselves engaging in sporting activities or showing off prize possessions such as cars.Entering the 45-to-54-year-old age group, cowboy hats and Christmas feature highly in female profile pictures; in terms of sporting activities, swimming, bodybuilding, sailing, and running still feature.Finally, in the 55-and-over group, food, family, and pets feature more heavily, as well as images indicating a cultured side with photos of museums and art photography.